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Mama Africa

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (50 reviews)
“wild game” (38 reviews)
“game meat” (35 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an iconic Cape Town restaurant serving typical African dishes. There is live music every night from 8pm, and you have to see the Coke Bottle chandelier over the bar. Not a place to go for a quiet dinner, but if you want the...More

Thank Bagabargain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about this place but were a bit disappointed. Too touristy. The food was okay but not great. Good live music though, so I suggest you just try to grab a seat in the bar.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by our hotel. The food was great - we had game kebabs with sides and malva pudding. There's lots of it! The staff were really friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was good as well. The main disappointment...More

Thank Abirami1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meet all our expectations. We had planned on visiting this restaurant months before our trip after finding it on line. The food was all very tasty. We were able to try difference type of game meats. We had the KUDU steak that was tender and...More

Thank drpod100
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The staff were super friendly, but this has been the most expensive meal we've had whilst in Cape Town and the quality wasn't there. I had the chicken wings as a starter and the mixed grill for a main. The starter was ok but too...More

Thank andres_arce82
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Mama Africa has been famous for decades, so we made a reservation for the early evening. We had samosas for a starter- they were good - and 'Mama’s Wild Game Mixed Grill' as main meal. The crocodile kebab was tough, the sausage cold and dull,...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived to Cape Town and asked several people along Long Street to recommend a good, local African restaurant, hands down it was Mama Africa. We walked there and were met by a “door guard” who asked if we had reservations, which we did not...More

Thank Hoosiergirl63
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Travelled from Australia with 12 people for a 50th which I told them when booking 2 months ago. Wanted to experience some authentic food and live music. Food average and took a long time. The only way we could see the band was on a...More

Thank Mariane W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The food was excellent. My husband had the wild game mixed grill including warthog and I tasted a bit of each meat. They were all good and my favorite was the springbok. I had the bobotie and loved it. The music and atmosphere were both...More

Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you want to have to worst experience in South Africa that's the right place to go! It was by far the most expensive restaurant we went and it wasn't worth it. Food wasn't good (and it's so easy to have a great meal in...More

Thank EdneyMoita
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Sharon M
13 May 2017|
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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